ECIL, DRDL involved in developing Brahmos
Hyderabad, June 21 (UNI) The Electronic Corporation of India Limited (ECIL) and the Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL) here were involved from the conceptual stage in the design development, integration and software development of Command, Control, Communication, Computer and Information System (CCCC&IS) in the Brahmos Missile prototype.
The protype had undergone extensive evaluation and field trials with ECIL emerging as the prime production agency for the weapon complex.
The Brahmos was developed for the Indian Army for static targets and the combat vehicles developed based on the CCCC&IS concept to plan and coordinate combat operations of the Weapon Complex which comprises Mobile Autonomous Launcher (MAL) and Mobile Comnmand Post(MCP).
The missiles were launched against a designated target in an optimum manner under a Command and Control System with due authorisation and authentication to ensure proper selection of trajectory through mission planning.
The MCP controls the complete operation of a sub-group of MALs according to direction and information received from higher echleons.
The integrated operations of the higher echelon MCP and MALs were carried out through a CCCC&IS architecture with MCP as the nerve centre.
The consoles and communication servers were provided with redundant hot standby hardware to provide high availability of these systems and the user with highly reliable systems.
In a statement here, ECIL Chairman and Managing Director K S Rajasekhara Rao said 'with its strong R and D base and capacity to quickly build the customised systems for projects of national importance, ECIL has been the main driving force of this enterprise.
'Aiming to consolidate its position as a national leader in the field of strategic electronics, our company feels justifiably proud that its efforts are getting due recognition in the defence sector and the ultimate user- the Indian Armed Forces,' he added.